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October 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - December 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

To register, go HERE

Algarabía Language Co-op is offering a 10-week community interpreting training for advanced Spanish bilinguals (heritage speakers of Spanish with a high level of fluency and proficiency). 

These trainings are designed for those interested in learning more about interpreting in social justice spaces and language justice work using real life scenarios. Our goals are 1) to increase local language justice capacity among grassroots groups and community spaces; 2) to provide participants with useful work skills they can further develop; and 3) to introduce a social justice framework to understand the role of interpreters in creating participatory and inclusive community spaces.

Spanish bilinguals are folks who grew up with Spanish being spoken at home or in their home community but were systematically denied access to bilingual education. 




Community Interpreting 101

Covers interpreter role and ethics; simultaneous and consecutive modes of interpretation; use of interpretation equipment;  focus on social justice and grassroots community settings; overview of medical and legal interpreting; explores topics of identity, healing of language-based trauma, overcoming affective barriers to Spanish interpreting and addressing vicarious trauma; expands vocabulary and idiomatic expressions; focus is on oral fluency, colloquial Spanish and differences among varieties; explores the use of inclusive, gender-neutral and anti-racist language; hands-on interpreting practice; participants will be given the opportunity to interpret at a community event.

Saturdays, October 16th, 2020 – December 18th, 2021, 12pm-3pm (3 hrs/week; 30 hrs.)

  • This session can hold up to 15 participants.
  • This training is offered free of charge. 
  • All course materials will be provided for free. 
  • This program prioritizes working class, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ participants.
  • This training will be offered in-person at The People’s Forum.
  • COVID safety guidelines will be followed.

To register, go HERE

For more information, go to www.algarabialanguage.com 


  • Aldo Ulisses Reséndiz Ramírez
    Aldo Ulisses Reséndiz Ramírez is a multilingual, queer immigrant from a farm-working family of Indigenous hñähñu and xo'oi descent. They are a writer, cultural worker, community organizer and language justice promoter in community organizing spaces across New York City working on critical language pedagogy and popular education approaches to teaching emergent bilinguals, … Read More ›


October 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
December 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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